Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sports: College Basketball (Final Four & National Championship)

My post for this is coming late as my hat for the winner has already arrived making my collection that much more outrageous. The Final Four had two games, one between two relatively surprising seeds and one between two top seeds. Villanova has been at the top all year so there was never really anyone stopping them though I didn't see that on any of my brackets. My bracket is such a mess this year and I should have known that with the wild way this season was playing out. I'll look at the Saturday Final Four games and then the unimpressive blowout Nation Championship. My television reviewing got a little out of hand so I'm further behind that I thought I would be. By this point, Villanova's blowout is somewhat forgotten in my mind already turning to other sports. 

Michigan Wolverines vs Loyola Ramblers
Michigan halted the Cinderella run of Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. The games started out as a close battle with Loyola's solid three-point shooting managing to hold up but Michigan persistent defense finally wore them down. Loyola had made it this far against some really difficult teams but exhaustion finally got them as the Wolverines stuck with their formula putting them in the championship.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats
I was shocked when Kansas just got crushed by the Villanova Wildcats. For a Villanova fan, which I now am sort of, this must have been awesome because Kansas comes from the Big 12, a much more competitive conference, but they could not withstand the amazing three-point shooting and incredibly play of the Wildcats. Villanova had the momentum and looked ready to go from the beginning as they did almost all season long.
National Championship
Michigan Wolverines vs Villanova Wildcats
Villanova continued to dominate into the National Championship for a game that was so boring I forgot to blog about it until much later. I thought the game would be somewhat competitive at first but with lethal three-pointers and amazing play from the bench player Donte DiVincenzo, the Villanova Wildcats won their second title in two years. Next year, I'll be favoring them again as I don't think a lot of their players are leaving. 

Here is my main trash bracket though I filled out a few more of these that were also pretty bad.

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